app-store

  • Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

    Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

    Apple doesn’t care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store. We took a look at Launcher, the app in question, last week, and found it to be a convenient and clever way to access your favorite apps or common actions… Read More

  • Apple Adds Bundles And Previews To Give App Developers More Ways To Reach An Audience

    Apple Adds Bundles And Previews To Give App Developers More Ways To Reach An Audience

    The App Store has often been criticized for limiting discoverability, but Apple has armed developers with new promotional tools with the release of iOS 8 that should help them get their stuff in front of more potential customers. App Previews are short videos that devs can use to show their software in action, which occupy the first slot in the screenshot section of an app description, and… Read More

  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More

  • ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic announced a new App Store today that enables customers and third parties to create  and share customized apps for the ScienceLogic platform. ScienceLogic is a cloud service that lets IT pros monitor every aspect of their IT infrastructure whether it’s in the cloud or on premises, getting right down to the data center infrastructure management layer if… Read More

  • The Majority Of Today’s App Businesses Are Not Sustainable

    The Majority Of Today’s App Businesses Are Not Sustainable

    Though the app stores continue to fill up with ever more mobile applications, the reality is that most of these are not sustainable businesses. According to a new report out this morning, half (50%) of iOS developers and even more (64%) Android developers are operating below the “app poverty line” of $500 per app per month. Read More

  • Timberman Is The New Flappy Bird

    Timberman Is The New Flappy Bird

    Gamers looking for a new way to spend time waiting in line or on a commute should go check out Timberman, the latest indie game to take the App Store by storm. According to App Annie data, the game has made its way to the top 5 apps overall in more than 20 countries and is the most-downloaded game in eight countries as of yesterday. Read More

  • The App Store, Six Years Later

    The App Store, Six Years Later

    Happy birthday, iTunes App Store. Apple’s App Store turns six today, and now offers consumers over 1.2 million apps, which have been downloaded 75 billion times, according to the most recent official data shared by the company. But the business can sometimes be tough for app developers, and new numbers out this morning from two different analytics companies help prove this point. Read More

  • Apple Is Taking Action Against Fake Ratings On The App Store

    Apple Is Taking Action Against Fake Ratings On The App Store

    App developers know that having good ratings and reviews means more users will be wiling to download their app. And thanks to ratings’ influence on Apple’s ranking algorithms, it will help their app be better discovered via the App Store’s Top Charts as well. Because of this, some — okay, many — developers manipulate their apps’ positions by posting fake… Read More

  • Apple Delivers Location-Based App Suggestions On Your Lock Screen In iOS 8

    Apple Delivers Location-Based App Suggestions On Your Lock Screen In iOS 8

    Apple has a new feature in iOS 8 that will surface app suggestions on the bottom left screen of your locked iPhone depending on your location, according to developers posting to the MacRumors forums. These include apps already installed on a user’s device, but also suggestions from the App Store that haven’t yet been purchased or downloaded, too. The suggestions show up in the… Read More

  • iTunes App Store Now Has 1.2 Million Apps, Has Seen 75 Billion Downloads To Date

    iTunes App Store Now Has 1.2 Million Apps, Has Seen 75 Billion Downloads To Date

    At Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco this morning, the company announced that the iOS App Store has now reached 1.2 million applications – a staggering number that puts Apple neck-and-neck with competitor Google, which is currently estimated to have roughly 1.2 million. For comparison’s sake, at last year’s WWDC, also in June, Apple… Read More